Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet 66- Anton

weekend writing warriorsIt’s time for Weekend Writing Warriors! Every Sunday, a bunch of writers post 8-10-sentence snippets from their WIPs on their blogs. There’s a lot of reading, commenting and great writing. Click on the link to see the full list.

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Toward the middle of Rise of the Storm, Janna’s 10-year-old stepson Anton disappeared and was given up for dead. But Anton is a tough and resourceful kid and has popped up in Arian Orland’s army, helping take care of the horses. He’s one of the few people able to handle Orland’s bad-tempered battle charger Cid. Unable to take on the imperial force besieging Princess Gwynneth, Orland has taken his army into a neighboring kingdom to look for allies. Now he’s getting ready to  negotiate with the princess there to see if she’ll help Kendryk and Gwynneth’s cause. Gerd is a young groom who’s become Anton’s buddy.

Anton and Gerd helped the count into his saddle because his parade armor was so heavy. Cid stamped and snorted, not liking the extra weight, but the count gave him the spurs and they trotted into the distance. Anton hoped it wouldn’t take too long.

Gerd assured him it would. “She’ll probably have him stay to dine,” he said.

“In that armor?”

“He can take it off,” Gerd said with a smirk. “The old bird would like that. No doubt he’ll have to use some sweet words with her.”

Anton wrinkled his nose; he hated the idea of flirting with anyone, especially a dried-up old noblewoman.

Previous snippets are here.

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17 comments on “Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet 66- Anton
  1. Ed Hoornaert says:

    I got sidetracked, imagining the count seductively removing a suit of armor … maybe with a can opener? (My apologies for the irreverence!)

  2. Kim Magennis says:

    I imagine you don’t just slip out of a suit of armour! Loved the dialogue Christina!

  3. Oh boy! Doesn’t appear he is looking forward to that. How far is he willing to go to get out of that armour? 🙂

  4. LOL! Your characters are so realistic, Christina! Really enjoying this story. Merry Christmas!

  5. Alexis Duran says:

    Yeah, Anton’s back! Love his perspective.

  6. Hey, even older people get to flirt, too. 🙂

  7. Always interesting to view events from the perspective of the servants and soldiers. Enjoyed the excerpt!

  8. There’s always a lot going on in your snippets with insights into different people.

  9. Yay Anton!! So excited to see where he turns up. Also, I’m super excited to start the new book! XD

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